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Bellevaux, France

Bellevaux ski holidays

Established in 1963 the French ski resort Bellevaux lies at 1100 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1800m the area is not snow sure. Over 10 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 15km of trails, which equates to around 30 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Bellevaux is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 45km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

There are two ski regions on either side of Bellevaux, Hirmentaz is lift-linked to Habère-Poche anfd La Chèverie is linked to La Grande - Terche on the outskirts of the Portes du Soleil region. This is a picturesque and traditonal mountain area with heavilly forested slopes.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 9 runs ?km
26%  Intermediate Trails
 10 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 13 runs ?km
40%  Expert Trails
 2 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Bellevaux snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Bellevaux snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €130 - €130
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 47km
total length of Bellevaux trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 1.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Bellevaux area faces
Top Altitude 1800m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1100m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1100m
centre of Bellevaux ski resort
Vertical Drop 700m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 700m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Bellevaux web cams
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Skiing in Bellevaux

34 pistes and trails means approximately 47km of runs. 23 Bellevaux lifts have capacity to transport 16000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 1.5km.

The mountain has 26% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Les Rhodos run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Bellevaux

Of the 23 ski lifts, 20 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Bellevaux is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Bellevaux Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

9 apres ski bars 7 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Tennis, Torchlit Descents..

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Bellevaux" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Bellevaux and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Bellevaux slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Bellevaux has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Bellevaux

Bellevaux ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 40 teachers teaching in French, English and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 737044

Bellevaux for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Bellevaux for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Bellevaux for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Bellevaux for snowboarding  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Bellevaux

Bellevaux snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Bellevaux: 50km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 4km     Intermediate XC Trails: 13km   Difficult XC Trails: 27km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Bellevaux

Bellevaux snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Bellevaux non skiing facilities also include Tennis, Torchlit Descents..

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